23 Western New Brunswick projects supported by Environmental
Trust Fund (09/10/08)
Oct. 8, 2009
WOODSTOCK (CNB) - An investment of $396,310 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) will be
made in 23 environment friendly projects in western New Brunswick, Environment Minister Rick Miles
"Our government is strongly committed to promoting environmental sustainability and environmental
stewardship in New Brunswick, and these ETF investments are a testament to that fact," said Miles. "To
achieve self-sufficiency by 2026, New Brunswick must be proactive in fostering environmental
sustainability so that our communities will continue to be healthy places to live, be attractive to residents,
and be drivers of economic growth."
Each year, the ETF provides support to community-based initiatives to restore, improve, preserve and
protect air, land and water resources in New Brunswick.
The Department of Environment announced in April that almost $4 million from the ETF would be
invested in 167 environmental projects throughout New Brunswick in 2009-10.
"Through the promotion of environmental stewardship, climate change, and capacity-building activities in
all regions of New Brunswick, this year's projects will be effective in helping our province reach the goals
of the New Brunswick Climate Change Action Plan and achieve environmental sustainability," said Miles.
Revenue for the ETF comes from about half of the environmental fee paid on redeemable beverage
containers in New Brunswick.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of projects in Western New Brunswick to be supported by ETF
investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment,
Projects supported by ETF investments in western New Brunswick
- The Meduxnekeag River Association is receiving $30,000 to continue implementing action plan items
and educational initiatives resulting from its provisional water classification.
- The Meduxnekeag River Association is also receiving $11,730 to pilot a vermi-composting (worm
composting) and battery recycling program in partnership with the Valley Solid Waste Commission.
- The Meduxnekeag River Association is receiving a further $10,000 to expand the Meduxnekeag
Environmental Showcase Competition for elementary school students by increasing the number of
- The Falls Brook Centre is receiving $30,000 to establish the renewable energy information and
- The Club-conseils agroenvironnemental du Nord-Ouest is receiving $30,000 for a project that will
protect the water quality of the Iroquois/Blanchette watershed by developing and implementing
environmental farm plans.
- The Edmundston Madawaska Tourism office is receiving $25,000 to develop a guide to encourage
tourism businesses to adopt environment-friendly practices.
- The Valley Solid Waste Commission is receiving $18,000 to promote its household hazardous waste
- The Valley Solid Waste Commission is also receiving $8,780 for a pilot program to collect residential
computer waste and implement a waste reduction education campaign.
- The Valley Solid Waste Commission is receiving a further $6,000 to improve the Recycling for the
Valley program by offering recycling information at its depots.
- Comité de l'aménagement rural du Nord-Ouest is receiving $20,000 to promote the recommendations
of its sustainable development report.
- The City of Edmundston is receiving $20,000 to examine its energy consumption practices to reduce
energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- The City of Edmundston is also receiving $10,000 to develop a waste management plan.
- The Village of Centreville is receiving $12,000 to improve water quality by undertaking clean-up and
planting activities along the Big Presque Isle Stream.
- The Société d'aménagement de la rivière Madawaska et du lac Témiscouta is receiving $20,000 to
implement the water classification program for the watershed of Lac Baker, Lac Caron and Lac Unique.
- The Société d'aménagement de la rivière Madawaska et du lac Témiscouta is also receiving $29,000 to
continue implementing the action plan as set forth in its water classification.
- The Société d'aménagement de la rivière Madawaska et du lac Témiscouta is receiving a further
$10,000 to continue its environmental education program for youth through in-school activities.
- The Commission de gestion enviro-ressources du Nord-ouest (COGERNO) is receiving $14,000 to
continue to promote its waste reduction programs.
- The Commission de gestion enviro-ressources du Nord-ouest (COGERNO) is also receiving $13,000 to
ensure the proper disposal of household hazardous waste in its region.
- The Town of Saint-Quentin and Five Fingers Watershed committee are receiving $10,000 to develop a
water management plan for Polyvalente A.-J.-Savoie.
- The Comité pour l'environnement des lacs is receiving $10,000 to help prevent blue-green algae bloom
in Caron Lake, Unique Lake and Baker Lake.
- Envir-Haut is receiving $10,000 to educate students in Clair, Baker-Brook and Lac Baker about
- RESNET is receiving $44,000 to extend the life of used IT equipment by refurbishing and recycling old
computers and educating the public about electronic recycling.
- The Restigouche River Watershed Management Council is receiving $4,800 to stabilize river banks by
natural vegetative plantings.